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Definition of Melolontha

Melolontha
May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. ?), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days. --Chaucer. 2. The early part or springtime of life. His May of youth, and bloom of lustihood. --Shak. 3. (Bot.) The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn. The palm and may make country houses gay. --Nash. Plumes that micked the may. --Tennyson. 4. The merrymaking of May Day. --Tennyson. Italian may (Bot.), a shrubby species of Spir[ae]a (S. hypericifolia) with many clusters of small white flowers along the slender branches. May apple (Bot.), the fruit of an American plant (Podophyllum peltatum). Also, the plant itself (popularly called mandrake), which has two lobed leaves, and bears a single egg-shaped fruit at the forking. The root and leaves, used in medicine, are powerfully drastic. May beetle, May bug (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of large lamellicorn beetles that appear in the winged state in May. They belong to Melolontha, and allied genera. Called also June beetle. May Day, the first day of May; -- celebrated in the rustic parts of England by the crowning of a May queen with a garland, and by dancing about a May pole. May dew, the morning dew of the first day of May, to which magical properties were attributed. May flower (Bot.), a plant that flowers in May; also, its blossom. See Mayflower, in the vocabulary. May fly (Zo["o]l.), any species of Ephemera, and allied genera; -- so called because the mature flies of many species appear in May. See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral. May game, any May-day sport. May lady, the queen or lady of May, in old May games. May lily (Bot.), the lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis). May pole. See Maypole in the Vocabulary. May queen, a girl or young woman crowned queen in the sports of May Day. May thorn, the hawthorn.

Meaning of Melolontha from wikipedia

- genus Melolontha:[citation needed] Melolontha aceris Faldermann, 1835 Melolontha afflicta Ballion, 1870 Melolontha albida Frivaldszky, 1835 Melolontha anita...
- The common ****chafer, Melolontha melolontha The forest ****chafer, Melolontha hippocastani The large ****chafer, Melolontha pectoralis, rarer and less...
- A. majale Binomial name Amphimallon majale (Razoumowsky, 1789) Synonyms Melolontha majalis (Razoumowsky, 1789) Rhizotrogus majalis (Razoumowsky, 1789)...
- beetle, summer chafer) of Europe (and other species of Amphimallon ) Melolontha (****chafers or May bugs) of Europe Phyllophaga (May beetles) of the Americas...
- example the Amphimallon, Phyllophaga and Polyphylla "june beetles" or the Melolontha ****chafers – all from tribe Melolonthinifeature widely in folklore...
- butterfly of the genus Idea Mashuna mashuna Megacephala megacephala Melolontha melolonthacommon ****chafer Meza meza Mitella mitella — a barnacle Neita...
- Ultrastructure of the Antennal Circulatory Organs in the ****chafer Beetle Melolontha melolontha L. (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) Zoomorphology 01/1980; 96(1):77-89...
- Pyronota festiva (Fabricius, 1775) Synonyms Melolontha laeta Fabricius, 1775 Melolontha festus Gmelin, 1790 Melolontha festiva Fabricius, 1792 Pyronota munda...
- (Olivier, 1789) Synonyms Melolontha bimaculata Herbst, 1790 Melolontha gracilis Frölich, 1792 Melolontha inanis Brahm, 1793 Melolontha maculicollis Zubkoff...
- Eucalyptus saligna oil; henna (Lawsonia inermis or camphire); "infused oil of Melolontha vulgaris" (presumably ****chafer); fly agaric (Amanita muscaria); tobacco;...
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